A Documentary About JBFC: Little by Little

November 19, 2010 10:28 pm Published by

It seemed so long ago that Ashli Sims and I were talking about the dream of creating a documentary of the ins and outs of JBFC. It is an incredible idea, but it seemed to be quite the challenge. However, thanks to Ashli and her fellow filmmaker Jonathan Wooley, the dream is about to become a reality. It will be an incredible platform to share our story, our start, what makes each and every member of JBFC tick, and how JBFC has touched the lives of so many people.

But, we need your help to get this dream to the big screen. Ashli and Jonathan have launched a new blog and have begun the incredibly fun process of fundraising. I really encourage you to check out their blog and learn more about the film, filmmakers, and how you can become involved. Please share this link to as many people as possible so that we can start spreading the word about “Little by Little”.


If you are interested in assisting with fundraising, visit their Kickstart page at:


The documentary’s title, Little by Little, comes from a Tanzanian proverb. “Little by little, a little becomes a lot.” It pretty much sums up what JBFC has done for Tanzanian orphans. And if you give a little and you ask a friend to give a little… a little will become a lot. And we can see “Little by Little” become a reality.

A little about Ashli Sims, JBFC Board Member and New on 6 Reporter:

As a veteran television journalist, Ashli Sims has spent the last eight years telling stories that matter at KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, was a contributing producer for the Emmy-award winning education series “Raising the Grade,” and has been honored three times with the Marshall Gregory Award for year-long education reporting by the Oklahoma Education Association. Sims has done several stories on Chris Gates and JBFC from his hometown of Tulsa and she’s eager to tell the rest of the story from his home in Tanzania.

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